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France: Socialist Party chooses a Blairite presidential candidate - Asian Tribune
Populux | November 18, 2006 at 03:37 pmby
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By Antoine Lerougtel – World Socialist Web Site Ségolène Royal had been designated Socialist Party candidate for the 2007 presidential elections. The party’s 218,771 paid-up members cast their vote in 4,000 transparent ballot boxes on November 16. Of these eligible voters, 68,049 were new members who had joined the Parti Socialiste (PS) via the Internet with cut-price dues of €20 in order to participate in the ballot. Royal received 60.6 percent of the vote. The other two contenders were ...